Kanazawa Bunko Shogi Salon: Katou Hifumi Seminar

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Last Sunday I went for the first time to the Kanagawa Bunko Shogi Salon. This Shogi dojo opened last year and it’s 1-minute walk from the station of Kanazawa Bunko of the Keikyu line. This club opens every day from 13h to 21h and the entrance fee is 950 yen (≈8.5 USD), 700 yen (≈6 USD) for women and 600 (≈5.5 USD) yen for students. They organize many events and invite many players. This day the Shogi Club had the visit…

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Tendo Shogi Matsuri: 2nd day morning

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This Sunday there was the two big events of the festival. Along with the traditional game between pros, there was also the visit of the famous actor Kamiki Ryuunosuke and the movie director Ootomo Keishi. When I arrived at the site I went to the information desk and asked if I could get a media pass for taking pictures above the stage. I was lucky and I got the pass so I was able to take…

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TVK Housing Plaza Shogi festival

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The days 29 of April and 3 to 5 of May are National days in Japan. This is known as Golden Week” in Japan and is the longest vacation period for many japanese workers. This is the reason why there are many shogi events for these days. In Yokohama, the city where I live, there is an annual event in the TVK Housing Plaza. This is the biggest housing exposition area in Japan. There was a game…

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English Shogi Community in Tokyo

Last Sunday I assist in Tokyo to the first meet-up of the English Shogi Community in Tokyo. We were 5 attendants (3 japanese, 1 french and me). We met on the win-win cafe near Gotanda station in Tokyo. After introducing ourselves, we played a paired shogi game (2 vs 3) and after finish it, we had a little chit-chat and a 1 vs 1 game. If you want to play shogi and speak English feel free…

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Tendo human shogi: Kamiki Ryunosuke

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The main event for the Shogi festival in Tendo along the game of human shogi of Miura and Abe was the visit of the famous actor Kamiki Ryunosuke and the movie director Otomo. 本日、24歳になりました!いつも応援して下さっている皆さんのお陰で、また1つ進むことが出来ました。感謝の気持ちでいっぱいです!今年も頑張ります^ ^ りゅう — 神木隆之介 (@kamiki_official) May 19, 2017 Kamiki Ryunosuke is very young, he became 24 last week, but he has a long acting career. His first movie appearance was when he was 10 years old on the movie “Bayside Shakedown…

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